Without moving to esthetically differentiate the 2015 model year of the Tahoe and Suburban large SUVs, General Motors felt that some discrete upgrades were in order to keep customer interest up.
The redesigned SUVs – recently launched – will feature this fall new connectivity and convenience features, among them the inclusion of the OnStar 4G LTE with a standard built-in Wi-Fi hotspot, wireless phone charging capability and a hands-free lift gate.
“The 2015 Tahoe and Suburban have resonated with families who want maximum capability combined with comfort and efficiency,” said Sandor Piszar, director of Chevrolet Marketing. “These new technologies make Chevrolet’s class-leading full-size SUVs even more attractive as the go-to vehicles for active lifestyles.”
Chevrolet is moving on with its goal to equip each and every car, truck and crossover in its lineup with built-in 4G LTE Wi-Fi. The mobile hub is offered standard on the LT and LTZ trims. The other introductions – the hands-free lift gate and wireless phone charging capability are offered with the Luxury Package on LT models and are standard on the LTZ trim.
The powertrain of the Tahoe and Suburban models features an all-new EcoTec3 5.3L V8 engine with direct injection, cylinder deactivation, continuously variable valve timing and an advanced combustion system, leading to EPA estimates of 16 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway for two-wheel drive versions.